Gina Moxley

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Olga Barry, director of Kilkenny Arts Festival, says: ‘Sometimes it’s only by keeping trying that you unlock the possibilities.’

One of the great beauties of Ireland’s summer arts festivals has always been the element of random chance. You go to see one thing, and find yourself (...)

Choreographer Liz Roche: among those admitted to Aosdána’s circle of 250 artists due to vacancies arising in the last year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Author Kevin Barry, film-maker Pat Collins, architect Valerie Mulvin and painter Mairead O’hEocha are among new members elected to artists’ associatio(...)

Pasolini’s Salò Redubbed: it aims for the jugular but comes across as self-indulgent. Photograph: Luca Truffarelli

PASOLINI’S SALÒ REDUBBED Peacock Stage, Abbey Theatre ★★☆☆☆ Good theatre entertains. Great theatre challenges. The line between greatness and failure(...)

Anne Enright and Lucy Vigne-Welsh in Top Girls by Caryl Churchill in 1985. Photograph: Alan Byrne

It’s fascinating how the same set of words can have so many different meanings. I’m sitting in on rehearsals for Rough Magic’s forthcoming production (...)

Amy  Molloy: “We’re all on the same page with the world we’re creating and the story we’re wanting to tell”

In countless women’s wardrobes across Ireland hangs a sweatshirt emblazoned with a single word: “Repeal”. Far from being a fashionable brand name, the(...)

For choreographer Liv O’Donoghue looking back is as important as looking forward. This year’s Dublin Dance Festival will highlight her skills as an ar(...)

Centre stage: The Lost O’Casey, Asking for It, Ruth Negga in Hamlet, Tara Flynn, and Cillian Murphy in Grief is the Thing with Feathers

When the first major shows of the year were a handsomely realised revival of Sive, John B Keane’s rural tragedy of desire and materialism, which packe(...)

The Patient Gloria: Gina Moxley’s play doesn’t feel like a breakthrough

THE PATIENT GLORIA Peacock stage, Abbey Theatre ★ ★ In the second of her three counselling sessions, filmed for the 1965 educational movie Three Appr(...)

Liv O’Donoghue in The Patient Gloria

The Patient Gloria Abbey Theatre, Peacock Stage, Dublin. Previews Sep 28 Opens Sep 29-Oct 6 8pm €25 abbeytheatre.ie In 1964, Gloria Szymanski decide(...)

Willie White, director of the Dublin Theatre Festival. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Willie White is moving beyond it. It isn’t that the artistic director of the Dublin Theatre Festival (DTF) is reluctant to discuss this year’s setbac(...)

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